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BZA MEETING JUNE 19, 2014

The White County Area Board of Zoning Appeals met Thursday June 19, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Second Floor, County Building, Monticello, Indiana.

Members attending were: Carl Hites, Dennis Sterrett, Randy Conwell, Dave Rosenbarger and Richard Holmes.

Also attending were Attorney Abigail Diener, Executive Director Joe Rogers, and Board Secretary Jennifer Hill.

Visitors attending were: Brad Stockment, Janet & Gary Ogden, Sheila Gura, Beverly Rink, and John Gura.

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Holmes at 6:00 p.m.

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Business

Minutes: There was a motion by Carl Hites and a second by Dennis Sterrett to approve the meeting minutes of 05/15/14 as written. The minutes were unanimously approved.

Variances & Special Exceptions

Note: At the introduction of each case hearing, Director Rogers requested that the Staff Report and affiliated documents be incorporated into the official record of the meeting, to be used as a reference document for developing the Findings of Fact for each hearing.

 

#2897 –Janet L. & Gary Ogden

Executive Director Rogers reviewed photos of the site to provide the board and audience with visual depictions of the site. Executive Director introduced the staff report and associated documents into the record then provided a review of the application petition and factors pertaining to request. Executive Director Rogers indicated the office had not received any communication related to the request. Only thing received was the citizens letters included as part of the information packet that were received in advance of the hearing. Dave Rosenbarger brought up that there were two letters that were in the packet. Chairman Holmes inquired as to whether the letters had been mailed in or brought in to the office. Executive Director Rogers advised that they had been brought in to the office. Jennifer Hill Board Secretary clarified that they had been dropped off to the office by the owners of the property requesting the variance. Carl Hites requested clarification of where exactly the shed was going to be placed and wondered why the shed couldn’t be dropped where the stone started as it would still allow the driveway to be the same measurement of 18 ft. John Gura a neighbor from 3 doors down, spoke in favor of the request and fielded questions from the Board Members. Gary Ogden, owner, stated that the reason that they were requesting the variance was because of the trouble of backing the boat trailer into the garage and a possible future garage addition to the existing garage.

When there were no further questions from the audience, the applicant, or the Board, Ms. Diener issued ballots for voting.

After all ballots were returned to Chairman Holmes, he read the following into the record:

Result- 5 votes cast; 4 grant; 1 deny; petition was granted.

The Ogden’s were advised to come in to apply for their building permit.

#2898- Co-Alliance, Brad Stockment

Executive Director Rogers reviewed photos of the site to provide the board and audience with visual depictions of the site. Executive Director introduced the staff report and associated documents into the record then provided a review of the application petition and factors pertaining to sites and petition. Executive Director Rogers indicated the office had not received any communication related to the request. There was discussion as to where exactly the dryer was being placed and how tall the dryer was going to be. Carl Hites asked if the office had heard anything in reference to this petition, to which Executive Director Rogers stated no. Mr. Stockment spoke on behalf of the petition. Randy Conwell asked if there would be an increase in truck traffic and Carl Hites asked what the benefits were to this new dryer. Brad Stockment explained that they’re replacing a 1976 dryer with a dryer that has more capacity, added technology as well as it being more efficient. He further stated that they’re basically matching the equipment to what is already there. No other testimony was presented, either in favor or against the petition.

When there were no further questions from the audience, the applicant, or the Board, Ms. Diener passed the ballots.

After all ballots were returned to Chairman Holmes, he read the following results into the record:

Result - 5 votes cast; 5 grant; 0 deny; petition is granted.

Mr. Stockment was advised to come in and apply for the building permit.

There being no further business, Randy Conwell moved that the meeting be adjourned; Dave Rosenbarger, seconded. Chairman Holmes adjourned the meeting at 6:42 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

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Jennifer Hill, Secretary

Area Board of Zoning Appeals

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Joseph W. Rogers, Executive Director

White County Area Plan Commission

Document Prepared By: White County Area Plan Secretary Jennifer Hill “I AFFIRM, UNDER THE PENALTIES FOR PERJURY THAT I HAVE TAKEN REASONABLE CARE TO REDACT EACH SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER IN THIS DOCUMENT, UNLESS REQUIRED BY LAW.” _________________________________________________